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symposium

[ sim-poh-zee-uhm ]
/ s瑟m藞po蕣 zi 蓹m /
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noun, plural sym路po路si路ums, sym路po路si路a [sim-poh-zee-uh]. /s瑟m藞po蕣 zi 蓹/.
a meeting or conference for the discussion of some subject, especially a meeting at which several speakers talk on or discuss a topic before an audience.
a collection of opinions expressed or articles contributed by several persons on a given subject or topic.
an account of a discussion meeting or of the conversation at it.
(in ancient Greece and Rome) a convivial meeting, usually following a dinner, for drinking and intellectual conversation.
(initial capital letter, italics) a philosophical dialogue (4th century b.c.) by Plato, dealing with ideal love and the vision of absolute beauty.
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Origin of symposium

1580鈥90; <Latin <Greek symp贸sion drinking party, equivalent to sym-sym- + po- (variant stem of p墨虂nein to drink) + -sion noun suffix
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British Dictionary definitions for symposium

symposium
/ (s瑟m藞p蓹蕣z瑟蓹m) /

noun plural -siums or -sia (-z瑟蓹)
a conference or meeting for the discussion of some subject, esp an academic topic or social problem
a collection of scholarly contributions, usually published together, on a given subject
(in classical Greece) a drinking party with intellectual conversation, music, etc

Word Origin for symposium

C16: via Latin from Greek sumposion, from sumpinein to drink together, from sum- syn- + pinein to drink
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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